Billions of video site visitors unwittingly mine cryptocurrency as they watch

Posted in: Legal & Security at 14/12/2017 14:19

Each month almost one billion visitors to four popular video sites are being unwittingly forced to mine cryptocurrency, according to a report on the practice of so called cryptojacking.

The video sites Openload, Streamango, Rapidvideo and OnlineVideoConverter are allegedly loading mining software on to visitors’ computers, making them generate tokens for the bitcoin-like cryptocurrency Monero, according to security firm Adguard.

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